Breaking News as WHO declares Nigeria Polio free Nation

WHO declares Nigeria Polio free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on thursday declared Nigeria free from polio this was made known following the completion of documentation program for the free status as WHO declares Nigeria Polio free

The UN health agency made this latest development known on its regional office for Africa which took place in Brazzaville, Congo.

Official twitter statement as WHO declares Nigeria free from polio

According to WHO: “Today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC). “It is a historic day for Nigeria, Africa and the Global Polio Programme.’’

Meanwhile, Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and CEO of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in a tweet at @drfaisalshuaib described the documentation as historical.

National primary health care Development Agency tweet

According to them “Amazing moment in history to have had our polio-eradication documentation accepted by (ARCC); the Nigeria team led by NPHCDA and partners demonstrated evidence of our polio-free status.
Nigeria achieving a Wild Polio Virus-free status today, is significant on multiple fronts.

He said that “I look back at the incredible leadership that has brought us here.
“Apart from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the two most important people who have made it possible due to their financial and technological contributions have been Mr Aliko Dangote and Mr Bill Gates.
“Thanks for this unquantifiable gift to Nigeria,’’ he said. (NAN)

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